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Letting Go of Perfection

Every Friday it was the same. Take the kids to school. Rush home to do all the things I didn’t get to finish during the week; laundry, clean bathrooms, scrub floors, vacuum and dust. Then I’d rush back out to do our weekly grocery shopping, only getting back just in time to put the baby […]

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Some Truths About Midlife and a Big Fat Lie

{Photo credit: Melissa Soto Photography} If I thought my twenties went by fast, I was woefully unprepared for the warp speed at which my thirties would go by. I attribute my twenties passing quickly to too many late nights, too many bottles of wine and too many first dates with Mr. Right at the Moment. […]

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A Letter to My Daughter about Monsters

It was recently Halloween and you’re really into monsters right now.   Mostly silly ones—fluffy pink things, with one big eye and furry claws. “A monster is coming,” you’ll tell me, eyes widening. “He’s going to eat you!”   That’s my cue. “Oh no!” I shriek in mock horror.   “Ohhhh…it’s okay,” you clarify. “It’s just a friendly monster!” […]

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Molly’s Suds

Our partners at Molly’s Suds are here to inform moms like you about safe detergent products that the whole family can use! Read on to find out more about how this business started and why they’re so passionate about their mission! At Molly’s Suds, we are all about empowering families to live clean, healthy, vibrant […]

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A Twin Cities Mom’s Guide to the Month of November 2017

There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, and the fall months are no different! We’re here to help you keep your sanity by bringing these activities all together in one easy guide. In 2017, we’ve been providing you with monthly event guides so you don’t miss a thing! Month #11 is a little more quiet with [...]
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{EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT} Get Waxed Event Series with Waxing the City

We are so excited to announce our 2nd Annual Get Waxed Moms Night Out event series with Waxing the City! Come join us at one of their 5 participating locations for an evening of wine, appetizers, waxing services and swag, for just $12! All moms need a night out every once in awhile, and this […]

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Target’s Cartwheel Holiday Offers Begin Soon!

It’s back again! Starting Wednesday, November 1 (through November 23), Target will be offering (up to) 50% off offers for a different toy everyday via Cartwheel through their app. This will be the third holiday season that Target has offered high percentage discount deals on toys with Cartwheel. In previous years, the deals had run […]

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Of Moms and Martyrs

“Don’t be a martyr.” My husband’s words sent a zing of fury through my veins. It wasn’t the poor guy’s fault. He said the four harmless words, expecting me to hear something like my darling wife, you are important, too – please don’t feel like you have to accept discomfort in every fiber of your […]

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Trick or Treating and Halloween Fun 2017

There’s a wealth of Halloween activities in the Twin Cities. Map out your Trick or Treating plan with this easy guide to all things Halloween in the metro area! NorthSouthEastWest Twin Cities Moms Blog EventsNorth October 27: Anoka, The Halloween Capital of the World | Varies Head out to Anoka for their huge Grand parade! There [...]
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Thriving Through a Layoff: Toddler Teachable Moments

DAY 3 My 16-month old knows something is wrong. She’s right, but how can she possibly know that? DAY 1 12:38 pm – I’m called into a conference room with two of my colleagues, and there’s a box of tissues on the table. My breath catches in my chest as I hear things like “restructuring” […]

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Field to Fork Moms Night Out Recap with CommonGround

We had such an amazing night at our Field to Fork Moms Night event with CommonGround Minnesota! An evening filled with wine, music, delicious farm-to-table food, and making friends and learning from women in the farming industry.  Title Sponsor A huge thank you to our title sponsor, CommonGround Minnesota, for helping make this event a reality! CommonGround […]

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My Daughter Will Only Wear Dresses

We found out that our eldest daughter was a girl months before she was born, but still went with a gender-neutral yellow for her nursery. We didn’t register for anything pink. I happily accepted hand-me-downs from our nephews but still shopped for some cute rompers and dresses in an array of (non-pink) colors. I wanted […]

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Special Things

“Here, Mom.  Take it.  It’s for you!” When I hear those words, filled with pride and delight, I know she’s going to have one of two things in her outstretched hand: a pine cone or a rock. Pine cones aren’t the worst, I suppose.  Some people actually collect pine cones and make homey, folksy art […]

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